Ashley Furniture Industries, LLC (Ashley) has supported many area student robotics programs this year to support STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) education programs and spark student interest in these areas. FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) Robotics is an international volunteer-led program that encourages students toRead More →

DUBLIN–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Co-workers at the global security systems integrator and socially-minded Convergint set aside their daily duties to donate time and resources to their communities as part of the 21st annual Corporate Social Responsibility Day by Convergent. The overall effort will result in the donation of more than $2.5 million inRead More →

CELEBRATING cultural diversity and showcasing local talent, the Liffang project in Garapan drew crowds at the 2022 Pacific Mini Games. “Liffang” in Carolinian means to give. Office of Carolinian Affairs project coordinator Agatha Ketebengang said the project was designed to empower participating local entrepreneurs and their families to be self-sufficient,Read More →

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CLAREMONT — Did Jean Laffite really live his last days just down the street in Lincolnton? Until now, a lot of mystery surrounded this infamous pirate and privateer. Ashley Oliphant and Beth Yarbrough will discuss their book, “Jean Laffite Revealed: Unraveling One of America’s Longest Running Mysteries,” and offer answersRead More →

Local grant program to speed up evaluation times The NSW Government has developed a new scheme to help support 14 selected councils across the state in the assessments of Development Applications (DA) and Planning Proposals (PP). The $4.9 million program will allow boards to allocate additional resources and implement processRead More →

The Egyptian Financial Regulatory Authority (FRA) held a meeting of the Mortgage Finance Advisory Committee last week to discuss proposals to develop the mortgage finance system, overcome the obstacles it faces and grow the companies mortgage financing. The value of finance provided by mortgage finance companies amounted to EGP 8.1Read More →

Marlborough Mayor Arthur Vigeant stands with State Representative Danielle Gregoire and US Representative Lori Trahan at Jaworek Elementary School. (Picture/submitted) MARLBOROUGH – A 71 degree day led to temperatures approaching 80 degrees in a classroom at Jaworek Elementary School in Marlborough last month as local leaders visited the school. InRead More →

The Chattanooga Tourism Co. is pleased to announce the awarding of $605,500 to 28 local culture, heritage and arts partners through the second round of the Cultural Tourism Advancement (CTA) grant. This year’s process was highly competitive, with 39 applicants applying for $1.3 million in assistance for events, improvements, exhibits,Read More →

Are you ready for a new pet in your life? All of these animals are available for adoption at Iredell County Animal Services, 430 Bristol Drive, Statesville. All of this week’s pets have been spayed or neutered and are looking for their forever homes. Fee for dogs is $80 unlessRead More →

Two women-owned startups have won the top prize in the first ever tie recorded by the annual Gauntlet Business program and competition. Rudy Media’s daughtera Roanoke-based Uptown Martinsville-based film and media operation 3D electric iriswhich uses 3D printing to create innovations for modern farms, both won prizes worth approximately $29,800Read More →

Working: A Musical premieres at Parkway Playhouse June 4-18, 2022! Based on Studs Terkel’s best-selling book of interviews with American workers, Working paints a vivid portrait of the workers the world so often takes for granted: the teacher, the COVID frontline workers, the waitress, the carpenter, the mason and theRead More →

The Glynn County School Board will vote today on several important issues, including passing its fiscal year 2023 budget, purchasing new financial management software, and an agreement with the College of Coastal Georgia to create new educational opportunities for district personnel. The school board is due to vote at itsRead More →

The Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts that about 66% of high school graduates will go on to college next year. As post-secondary tuition continues to rise, both sides of the spectrum are wondering what to do with America’s higher education system. Talk of free tuition nationwide sparked conversation. Unfortunately forRead More →

By Michelle Toh, CNN Business Amazon is closing its Kindle bookstore in China, marking yet another retreat for a Western tech giant in the world’s second-largest economy. The company announced on Thursday that from July 2023, Kindle users will no longer be able to buy books online in the country.Read More →

In mid-May, the Berkeley community was devastated by the closing from another beloved local landmark, Shattuck Cinemas. This, unfortunately, is not an isolated incident. Since the start of the pandemic, there has been an increase in turnover for local businesses downtown and on Telegraph Avenue due to fewer customers andRead More →

Struggling East Dunkard Water Authority in Greene County is receiving nearly $2 million in funding for infrastructure upgrades to hopefully avert water quality issues that have plagued service this year. Governor Tom Wolf announced Tuesday that the Dilliner Water Authority will receive $1.94 million in Community Development Grants – CARESRead More →